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Man Wins Five-Year Battle Over Pay Lost During Prince Edward Island Snowstorm

Man Wins Five-Year Battle Over Pay Lost During Prince Edward Island Snowstorm

By The Canadian Press

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(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese)

CHARLOTTETOWN – In what might be a moral victory for every Canadian who ever had to go to work in bad weather, a P.E.I. man has won a five-year battle to get 3.5 hours worth of pay after being unable to get to the office.

A labour panel granted Leslie Smith leave pay for time missed during a snowstorm, saying he was prudent not to endanger his life by driving in “very difficult road conditions.”

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Weather Network Forecasts a Mild Fall with a Steady Transition to Winter

Weather Network Forecasts a Mild Fall with a Steady Transition to Winter

By Alanna Rizza, The Canadian Press

Fall Leaves
Park workers use a tractor with an industrial leaf blower to pile up fall leaves at High Park, in Toronto on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

Canadians can expect to enjoy a full fall season with a steady transition to winter over the next two months, The Weather Network forecasts.

The network is predicting that winter won’t come early this year and that Canadians will get to experience an overall mild fall from now until the end of November.

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British Columbia Wildfire Season Now Second Worst in Province’s History

British Columbia Wildfire Season Now Second Worst in Province’s History

By The Canadian Press

B.C. Wildfire
The Shovel Lake wildfire burns on a mountain behind a home near Fort Fraser, B.C., on Thursday, August 23, 2018. Government statistics indicate this year’s wildfire season is the second worst in British Columbia’s history, burning 945 square kilometres of land. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

VICTORIA – A year after the single worst season for wildfires in British Columbia’s history, government statistics indicate the 2018 wildfire season has already reached the second-worst mark, burning more than 9,450 square kilometres of land so far.

That should prompt a longer look and more research into the trend, which saw more than 21,000 square kilometres of land burned over the past two years, said the province’s chief fire information officer.

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Wildfires Have Potential to Add Touch of Smoke to British Columbia Wines

Wildfires Have Potential to Add Touch of Smoke to British Columbia Wines

By Beth Leighton, The Canadian Press

British Columbia Fire
Thick smoke from the BC wildfires is seen over Kalamalka Lake in Vernon B.C. on Monday, August 20, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff Bassett)

VANCOUVER – Winemakers can only hope the scent of smoke that’s in the air across British Columbia from wildfires won’t swirl in the glass once this year’s vintages have been bottled.

Smoke-shrouded grapes can give an ashy, bitter flavour to wine and tests have been developed to help growers assess the quality of their grapes, said researcher Matt Noestheden, a PhD student at the University of British Columbia Okanagan in Kelowna.

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Dry Summer Means Lower Water Levels on Red, Assiniboine Rivers

Dry Summer Means Lower Water Levels on Red, Assiniboine Rivers

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Trees lean over the Assiniboine River in Winnipeg on Oct. 14, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Steve Lambert)

WINNIPEG — Dry weather this summer has put water levels along the Red River below normal summer operational levels.

Public Services and Procurement Canada says the levels are most impacted between St. Andrews Lock and Dam and the city of Winnipeg, including the Assiniboine River.

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MPI Estimators in Alonsa, Toll-Free Claims Line Established After F4 Tornado

MPI Estimators in Alonsa, Toll-Free Claims Line Established After F4 Tornado

Manitoba Tornado
An overturned trailer is shown after a tornado at Margaret Bruce Beach, east of Alonsa, Man., on Friday, Aug.3, 2018. A tornado that touched down west of Lake Manitoba on Friday night tore at least one home off its foundation, a spokesman for Environment Canada said. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Facebook-Vanessa Whyte)

Manitoba Public Insurance has vehicle damage estimators in Alonsa after an F4 tornado ravaged the community and beach area on August 3.

The tornado claimed the life of a 77-year-old man when it ripped through last Friday evening.

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